The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay
This project was started as a solo project, but will be continued as a collaborative reading. The single papers are about 10 minutes each.
Wikipedia wrote:The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles arguing for the ratification of the United States Constitution. They were first published serially in New York City newspapers. A compilation, called The Federalist, was published in 1788. The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government. The authors of the Federalist Papers were not above using the opportunity to provide their own "spin" on certain provisions of the constitution to (i) influence the vote on ratification and (ii) influence future interpretations of the provisions in question.
The articles were written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay, under the pseudonym "Publius," in honor of Roman consul Publius Valerius Publicola. Madison is generally credited as the father of the Constitution and became the fourth President of the United States. Hamilton was an influential delegate at the Constitutional Convention, and later the first Secretary of the Treasury. John Jay would become the first Chief Justice of the United States. Hamilton penned the majority and Madison made several significant contributions to the series. Jay, who fell ill early in the project, wrote only five.
Target Completion Date: 1 June 2007
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File Name Format: (the ## being your paper number in two digits)
ID3 Tag Formats:
Title: = Federalist No. ## by [Hamilton/Jay/Madison - whoever actually wrote this specific paper]
Artist: Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Album = The Federalist Papers
Comment (optional) = recorded by your name
Stereo, 128kpbs, MP3
sample rate 44100
Delivering of files:
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At the Beginning of the Paper
* "This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox.org"
* If you wish, identify yourself, by saying as much or as little as you are comfortable with, of:
"Recorded by Your Name, City, Web Address, The current Month and Year"
* Then introduce your recording by saying:
"The federalist papers, federalist number ## by [Alexander Hamilton / John Jay / James Madison - whoever actually wrote this specific paper]"
At the end of the chapter say...
* "End of federalist number ##"
* and leave a few seconds silence
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Note on footnotes:
There is no real standard procedure for the footnotes. You can basically decide for yourself how to handle them. Nevertheless, I can tell you how they are normally handled: footnotes by the author are normally included, footnotes added by someone else (e.g. editor) not necessarily. You best include the footnotes at that point where they emerge. I start the footnote at exactly the word where they are mentioned with "footnote: ...." and conclude with "end of footnote". Then I repeat the started sentence to make sure that the listener gets back into the flow of the text.
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